mikem409 (1136) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with almost no head. Roasted aroma. Taste is roast chocolate, and Belgian yeast
mnemonic21 (5) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle it pours a jet black with a slight tan lacing; the nose is super strong homebrew (ie. overwhelmingly presence of yeast and esters imparted from the secondary) and doesnít stay constant; strong roasted English malts with a distinguishable barley and slight hop usage on the body; easy on the tongue but drops off quickly.
thornecb (3643) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Earthy roasted chocolate aromas. Thin with sour chocolate and nuts upfront turning bitter in the dry lasting roasted coffee finish.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Carl- thanks, Carl! Pours a deep brown color with a medium-sized beige head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is roasty, with chocolate, mild smoke, nuts, fig, and a lot of roasted malts. The flavor has deep, rich roast, dark chocolate, earth, cake, and mild smoke. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. Intense. Not huge Belgian character.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Belgian Beer Fest. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big coffee and roast, cocoa, chocolate. Bitter coffee and cocoa, roast and char. Cocoa, chocolate, long bitterness. Chocolate, cocoa, roast and tannins on the finish.